EHG4773 - Watching brief and excavation - Beauly-Denny OHL Tower BF8, Fanellan, Beauly

Technique(s)

Organisation

Northlight Heritage

Date

July-Aug 2011

Description

A series of archaeological features, of possible prehistoric date, were identified during an archaeological watching brief by Northlight Heritage supervising topsoil stripping at Fanellan, near Beauly in 2011. The site was located within the extents of a tower compound (BF8) which forms part of the Beauly to Denny 400kV overhead line development programme. Subsequent archaeological excavation, also by Northlight Heritage, revealed a number of negative-cut archaeological features, the majority of which appeared only as a scatter, although a possible structure or shelter was identified in the western part of the excavation area. As no artefacts were found during the excavation and the features were heavily truncated, the function and date of the site cannot be definitively determined at this stage. All archaeological features uncovered were fully excavated and recorded during consecutive watching brief and excavation phases. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Masson-Maclean, E.. 2014. Beauly to Denny 400kV Overhead Transmission Line, Tower BF 8: Fanellan, Beauly, Highland: Data Structure Report. Northlight Heritage. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Fanellan, Beauly
Grid reference Centred NH 4829 4277 (68m by 91m)
Map sheet NH44SE
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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Record last edited

May 3 2019 10:22AM

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